• Updates and News

    Updates and News


  • All things summer reading!

    Posted by BRENDA COWE on 5/17/2021

    Check out this page of information on summer reading programs, reading resources and other fun summer activities and information. 

    BPS Librarians

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  • Free Teen Audio Books

    Posted by BRENDA COWE on 5/4/2021

    Check out how to download two free audio books per week for the summer from SYNC for teens. 

    You need to download the SORA app to download the free books. It's a great program held every summer by Audible books. 

    Find more information here.

    Thank you to our outstanding librarian, Linda Schroeder, at South Park High School for sharing this information. 

    free teen audio books


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  • Puerto Rican History and Culture Resources

    Posted by BRENDA COWE on 4/14/2021

    A great collection of resources created by our conscientious librarian Kelly Lambert at School 99. 

    Click here for more information.

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  • Library Research Tutorial Videos

    Posted by BRENDA COWE on 3/1/2021

    The librarian at 156 Olmsted (Ms. Cowe) has created some playlists of tutorial videos on how to use various library digital resources and "how to" for research papers. You can find her Youtube playlists here.

    research videos

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  • Read Across America Resources

    Posted by BRENDA COWE on 2/23/2021

    March 2, 2021 is Read Across America Day. Our lovely librarian at Southside Elementary, Mrs. Gallien, made this great page of Dr. Suess resources for everyone.

    Check it out here!

    Dr Suess


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  • New York Public Library Cards for New York State Residents

    Posted by BRENDA COWE on 2/9/2021

    Did you know that as a NYState resident you can obtain an e-library card with the New York Public Library? The NYPL has a tremendous amount of digital resources available for patrons and many that would be useful for teachers as well. Check out the page here (and click on icons for various resources).


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  • Outdoor Recreation in WNY

    Posted by BRENDA COWE on 2/9/2021

    As we know, some of our activities have been greatly limited in the past year. One thing that is still safe to do (with proper distancing) are outdoor activities. Here's a compilation of mostly free outdoor places and activities in the WNY area. Enjoy the great outdoors if you can!

    Outdoor Rec


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  • Resources for Students with Multiple Needs

    Posted by BRENDA COWE on 2/9/2021

    Miss Carl, our fantastic librarian at School #81, has put together some great resources for teachers and parents to use with students with multiple needs. Check out her Resources for Unique Learning here!

    Unique Learning System

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  • Wonderful Read Alouds for Black History Month

    Posted by BRENDA COWE on 2/8/2021

    Make sure to check out the wonderful selection of read aloud books for Black History Month selected by our super conscientious Librarian Mrs. Moorhouse. Fabulous :) 



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  • African American History Month Resources

    Posted by BRENDA COWE on 2/8/2021

    If you're looking for Black History Month resources and great information on African Americans, look no further than these amazing pages put together by our Montesorri librarian Ms. McPartland. 

    African American History

    African American History and Heritage

    Black History Month

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